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Thursday, April 21, 2016 3PM ET Why can they print?? A conversation about online testing. Assessing students in an online environment is alternatively enthralling, overwhelming and frustrating. Instructors are sometimes shocked to discover that students can print or take screenshots of online tests, or that the text banks to all the major textbooks are for sale on the web. How can you be certain you’re accurately assessing students when they are able to print or copy by hand all of the questions in your exams? Join Corrie Bergeron from Lakeland Community College and Kevin Lowey from the University of Saskatchewan as they discuss assessment strategies which can help address your concerns and give you creative solutions to the authentic assessment problem. REGISTER NOW

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Here are a few webinars and webinar archives to check out. Don’t forget to add them to your professional development hours! Blackboard (Higher Ed) http://www.blackboard.com/blackboard-insights.aspx?market=higher%20education&type=event&webinar Microsoft Office – 15 minute webinars – https://blogs.office.com/featured_topics/office-15-minute-webinars/ Softchalk http://softchalk.com/learn-more/webinars/webinar-calendar/ OER Affordable Learning Ga http://www.affordablelearninggeorgia.org/events/training CCCOER http://oerconsortium.org/spring-2016-webinars/ Higher ED CTL Speaker Archives http://ctl.uga.edu/pages/archive USG Faculty Development Series http://www.usg.edu/facultydevelopment/faculty_development/itunes_u_archives

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Back by popular demand: Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) is BACK! Yes, you’ve read that right! BITS is BACK! After a hiatus of a little over a year, we’re excited to bring back the BITs program so that you can grow your Blackboard Learn usage by hearing about the innovative ways your colleagues are using it – things you can bring back to your campus and implement today! We’re kicking off the series with a session called Top 10 things you didn’t know Learn 9.1 could do, featuring Lisa Capan, Sr. Customer Success Advocate at Blackboard. Thursday, January 21 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern https://t.co/uQXy15Mdeq

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Dear Faculty, Spring Semester 2016 has finally arrived and Blackboard at ATC is ready to go! The CTL will continue to support faculty as we move through our first semester with Blackboard. Workshops, one-on-one and small group trainings, open labs, and online resources will be available throughout the term. The following is important information regarding Blackboard student enrollment for Spring Semester 2016. 1. Blackboard student enrollment files will be run daily through Monday, 1/11/2016. Confirm that all students on your BANNER roster are on your Blackboard roster. After 1/11/2016, please contact the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) if a student needs to be added to your Blackboard roster. 2. The CTL will remove students from your Blackboard rosters who have dropped from your Banner rosters on Wednesday, January 13th. We will run this roster adjustment process after students submitted as no shows and students rolled out due to non-payment have been removed from your Banner rosters. This process will ensure all students on your Banner rosters are on your Blackboard rosters.

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BBWorld post Blackboard has announced live streaming for select events at BbWorld 2015 Live (free!). From Blackboard: BbWorld 2015 Live features 18 live streaming sessions delivered by K-12, Higher Education, Professional Development and Blackboard leaders. Our Professional Development team is offering two sessions relevant to Military and Government executives. Plus, we’ll have exclusive content for Blackboard Developers and Systems Administrators. The content showcase on BbWorldLive.com offers exclusive on-demand content featuring product demos, case studies and relevant market research. Register at BbWorldLive.com ;  your email credentials will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to add these as professional development, under the Add Your Own category! http://www.bbworldlive.com/  

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